Monday, September 29, 2014

Journal Sentinel editorial should go one additional step

It's all well and good to condemn the Wisconsin voter ID law that Scott Walker and the GOP-controlled Legislature are inflicting on the electorate, but how about closing that loop and urging the electorate to vote out politicians who did the inflicting?

Especially since the newspaper twice endorsed Walker for Governor. And he supported and signed the voter ID bill and other measures reducing absentee voting hours, and won't even commit to finishing a second term anyway,

Why support a leader who works to suppress the vote and won't agree to abide fully by the outcome?

It's hard to keep track of all the programs which Walker has backed that run counter to the paper's editorial position: Voter ID. Amtrak expansion. Medicaid well as his litany of false statements and broken promises catalogued in the paper's news columns by PolitiFact.

It's one thing to spot a bad apple.

It's another to serve it to your customers.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What is Eric O'Keefe and the Wisconsin Club for Growth (or should I say "Club for Growth") so afraid of?